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James Kelley, MPH PhD

TitleNorthern Pacific Global Health Fellow
Faculty RankPostdoctoral
InstitutionUniversity of Hawaii
DepartmentTropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
AddressJohn A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
651 Ilalo Street
Honolulu HI 96813
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    TitleNorthern Pacific Global Health Fellow
    InstitutionUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine
    DepartmentTropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology

    TitleNorthern Pacific Global Health Fellow and Visiting Lecturer
    InstitutionFaculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University (Thailand)
    DepartmentMicrobiology and Immunology

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    2005 - 2009East West Center Degree Fellowship, East West Center, Honolulu
    2009 - 2011Biomedical Sciences Symposium, PhD Division Presentation, John A. Burns School of Medicine
    2009 - 2010Tropical Medicine Graduate Program Achievement Awards, John A. Burns School of Medicine
    2010Poster Presentation, First Prize, Research Centers in Minority Institutions
    2010Travel Award, American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    2010Travel Award, Research Centers in Minority Institutions
    2011Joseph Alicata Award for Excellence in Tropical Medicine, Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, University of Hawaii
    2011 - 2012Travel Award, American Society for Virology
    2012IDeA Young Investigator Award, National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence
    2015International Travel Award, Northern Pacific Global Health Fellows Program

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    My primary research interest is global health oriented and includes delineating the role of peripheral blood cell subset populations (monocytes/macrophages) in dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) patients from Bangkok, Thailand. An aspect of this research project includes measuring mediators of vascular permeability and investigating mechanisms of endothelial cells permeability in DHF patients.

    I have accumulated 13 years of global health development and laboratory-based biomedical research experience, primarily in the Asia Pacific region with the overarching goal of combating dengue, malaria and other vector-borne diseases. I now orient my career towards global health dengue research (virology) and public health issues surrounding malaria (parasite) artemisinin resistance containment and elimination in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).

    As a Fogarty Global Health Fellow for the past 15 months, I participated in a rigorously mentored research project at Mahidol University and have come to appreciate the importance for quality mentoring for successful career advancement. As such, I am committed to global health research and serving as a mentor as my academic research career continues. With the leadership of senior mentors, I currently lead the Fogarty-initiated clinical research study, ‘Potential Triggers of Severe Dengue Disease Progression’ in Bangkok and continue to work with National Malaria Control Programs in the Asia-Pacific region to advise on the advancement of their malaria control programs.

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